Dr Paula Diab – Diabetologist

Paula Diab - gradDr Paula Diab is a Family Physician and Diabetologist with over a decade’s experience in the field of diabetes. She has recently completed a PhD which focused on the important role that communication has in diabetes management. She has an accredited Diabetes Centre of Excellence and has recently been awarded the prize for Best Clinical Practice in the CDE network. She regularly attends both national and international conferences and meetings in Diabetes to keep up to date with the latest developments in management. She has published a number of scientific articles in national and international literature on the subjects of diabetes, medical education and communication between doctors and their patients.

Education and communication are two aspects of her career for which she has a great passion. She enjoys presenting on various aspects of diabetes management to colleagues and has a very simple and easy approach to even complex management decisions. She also hosts community education presentations at The Atrium from time to time where she shares her knowledge and experience with the public. When consulting with patients, Paula takes time in individualising treatment, educating patients and their families and motivating lifestyle changes.

An exciting new development as part of Dr Diab’s practice is the launch of a dedicated weight management clinic. The Odyssey Weight Management clinic is a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to assisting people to manage their weight. Click here to read more about this exciting new clinic.

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She is also a dedicated wife and mother to two children – so if you can’t find her in the office, look next to the sports field! Or book an online appointment to make sure you pin her down!


If you wish to join the Diabetes Management Programme (DMP), please click here to find out more about the benefits and how to join or come in and speak to us directly.

If you would like to make an appointment, please email diabetes@theatrium.org.za with your preferred date and time and we will revert asap!

If you have more questions than answers, maybe these FAQs will help!

 We have recently launched an exciting new initiative where you can access basic diabetes educational videos online. the idea behind these short video clips is just to highlight some of the broader topics pertinent to diabetes and for people to understand where they could make improvements to their diabetes care. Please click here to learn more about this wonderful opportunity!